Novelist C.H. Garbutt Releases Interactive Novel Black Pool: A Jack Flynn Adventure

Black Pool, published by Vook, offers readers a way to interact with the author and each other using Democrasoft’s WeJIT Technology.

New York, NY, April 21, 2013 --( Author C.H. Garbutt, digital publisher Vook, and technology solution provider Democrasoft today announced the release of the “WeJIT Enhanced” version of Black Pool: A Jack Flynn Adventure, a debut middle-grade novel from C.H. Garbutt. Black Pool follows the adventures of young Jack Flynn, an American teenager in Dublin, Ireland who must brave the mythical world of Mer people to retrieve a powerful and magical trident.

The ebook features embedded interactive WeJIT technology, which enables readers to connect with the author, other readers and even potential readers, directly in the book. It’s a forum for discussing the plot and characters, as well as commenting on the developing story. With WeJIT technology, the reader can step into the imagination of the author as the story progresses. Garbutt aims to stimulate young readers’ imaginations with this unique type of book-based interactivity, helping them become fantasy authors themselves.

“This new technology is perfect for youth-oriented literature,” says Garbutt. “It is a fun and engaging way to attract middle-grade readers. As an author, it is amazing to be able to put a young reader into the writer role and let them weigh in on the hero’s choices. And it is technology that is only available in an ebook format.”

“Ebooks are rapidly evolving and we are excited to be working with progressive authors such as C.H. Garbutt,” says Democrasoft CEO Richard Lang. “WeJITs provide multi-way interactive experiences right inside of the Black Pool ebook, as well as bringing in brand new readers. The increased readership and book sales bode well for authors, publishers and the readers themselves.”

“We love it when authors use innovative technology like WeJITs to make their ebooks more interactive and provide readers with a way to connect to authors,” adds Matt Cavnar, VP of Business Development at Vook.

Black Pool: A Jack Flynn Adventure was created and distributed by Vook, who integrated Democrasoft’s WeJIT technology into the ebook files. It is available for $2.99 on Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Vook’s store.

About C.H. Garbutt
C.H. Garbutt has been writing stories since she was nine years old. Her love for children's literature began with A Wrinkle in Time and The Chronicles of Narnia. Years later, reading aloud to her own two children, well past the age they could read on their own, re-kindled her affection for fantastical action adventures, and helped inspire Black Pool. Filled with mythical sea creatures, mystery and mayhem, Black Pool is the first book in a trilogy featuring Jack Flynn and his adventures with the Mer.

About Democrasoft
Democrasoft is an innovation and licensing company with a history of pioneering technology. It is the creator of the Collaborize platform and Collaborize Classroom (, the multi-award-winning blended-learning platform for grades K-20. It is also the creator of patented and award-winning WeJIT (, a new model for self-contained, topic-based online collaboration that stretches across various platforms and communities. For more information, please visit

About Vook
Founded in 2009, Vook has created an innovative technology platform it deploys to create great ebooks for authors, publishers, and content holders; add video, audio, images, and interactive elements; publish the ebooks to individual Web pages and to the major e-retailers; and track their sales. For more information, please visit or contact
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